Bromo Semeru Mountain National Park, Malang
Bromo Tengger Semeru area is designated as a national park, among others because it has a unique ecosystem in the form of an active volcano (Bromo Mountain), and within the caldera the Mountain is surrounded by a sea of volcanic sand in the vicinity.
The uniqueness of the ecosystem and the beauty of the natural panorama of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park area make this area one of the mainstay tourist destinations in East Java, even becoming a mainstay of international tourism, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism even set this region as a Strategic Tourism Area.
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park covers an area of 800 square km. By visiting this place you can see the wisps of smoke coming out of Mount Semeru, an active volcano located 3676 meters above sea level (asl). The caldera in this park is the largest on the island of Java, with a 10 km of barren desert. Whereas the sandy Tengger area has been protected since 1919. It is believed to be the only conservation area in the world that has unique sea sand about 2000 meters above sea level, and there are several mountains in the Bromo caldera.
And in the Bromo Tengger Semeru area there are at least 38 species of protected wildlife, consisting of 24 species of birds, 11 types of mammals, 1 type of reptile, and 2 types of insects. Among the several rare and endangered species of animals are the Javan Hawk (Nisaetus bartelsi), the Javan Leopard (Panthera pardus), and Javan Lutung (Trachypithecus auratus).
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